Who We Are

An innovative team of public sector experts, software engineers and business leaders.

About Us

The Civic Ledger team are respected experts within the international blockchain community and continually keep pace with the rapid developments and innovation taking place in this frontier technology. All of our Co-Founders are Blockchain Australia Fellows in recognition of our achievement in promoting the responsible adoption of blockchain technology within Australia.

We have a proud history of building blockchain and smart contract software solutions for real world use cases addressing challenges faced by government entities. In so much that we have defined a standard that will allow for the granting and / or management of Licences via Ethereum smart contracts - ERC1753. Our motivation is, in essence, to address the inefficiencies inherent in current government licensing systems.

Civic Ledger acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Civic Ledger is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contributions to society.

Our Team

Public sector and sustainability experts. Respected software engineers. Business leaders. Financial technology specialists.

Civic Ledger partners with governments, universities, and civic organisations to build digital platforms that transform how services are delivered to citizens.

In July 2019, Civic Ledger formed its Advisory Board and appointed its Inaugural Executive Chair, Joanne Thornton GAICD MBA.

The Advisory Board is a committee of independent advisers invited by the Co-Founders to meet together to advise and support good governance practices for Civic Ledger. The Advisory Boards meets up to four times per year or when appropriate.

Katrina Donaghy

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Rob Braunack

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr Fraser MacLeod

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships (Europe) Water Ledger

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Matt Burgess

Senior Blockchain Developer

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Valerie Hutton

Executive Assistant

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Lucas Cullen

Blockchain Advisor and Co-Founder

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Victor Jiang

Civic Ledger Founding Chair

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Grantly Mailes

Government Advisor and Co-Founder

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Joanne Thornton GAICD MBA

Civic Ledger Advisory Board Executive Chair

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Civic Ledger has been acknowledged by its peers and industry for its outstanding contribution to advancing blockchain technologies.

In July 2018, we were honoured to be announced as Australia’s Emerging FinTech Company of the Year at the Australian FinTech Industry Awards (the “Finnies”). We were also finalists for three other categories: Blockchain Company of the Year, Female FinTech Leader of the Year and Emerging FinTech Company of the Year.

In July 2019, Civic Ledger was recognised at the Inaugural Australian Blockchain Industry Awards (the “Blockies). Civic Ledger was a finalist for Female Blockchain Leader of the Year and Best Government Blockchain Project of the Year with IP Australia.

In October 2020, for the second time, Civic Ledger was announced as a Finalist at the Australian FinTech "Finnies" Awards 2020 for "Excellence in Blockchain".